Wednesday 29th March 2017,

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Indian American/ South Asian American

NAACP Speaks Out Against Spike in Hate Crimes Against Muslims & Blacks

posted by Randall

SwastikaThe NAACP is condemning the recent spike in hate crimes against Muslims and Blacks following the election of Donald Trump.

In Minneola, east of New York City, racist sidewalk graffiti directed at Blacks and Muslims was found on the sidewalk.

The graffiti included swastikas and the statement “Make America White again.”

“The slogan “Make American … Read more

Asian Americans

Phoenix New Times: Court Rejects Asian American Group’s Challenge to Sex Based Abortion Ban

posted by Randall

A challenge by an Asian American feminist group and the NAACP to Arizona’s ban on race and sex selection abortions has been thrown out of court, reports the Phoenix New Times.

The National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum and the Maricopa County chapter of the NAACP argued the law was discriminatory because it targeted … Read more

Community Issues

SF Chronicle: SF Mayor Lee Refuses Funding for Investigation into Racist Police Text Messages

posted by Randall

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee has denied a request for funding to investigate 3,000 arrests made by police officers accused of sending gay and homophobic text messages, reports the San Francisco Chronicle.
The texts from 14 officers of the San Francisco Police Department included remarks made against Filipinos, Blacks, … Read more


National Latino, African American, Asian American and Native American Groups Condemn Offensive Deadline Article

posted by Randall

FRESH OFF THE BOAT - "The Shunning" - When the cul-de-sac plans a block party to celebrate NASCAR, Louis urges the family to use the event to make new friends (and promote Cattleman's Ranch Steakhouse). But Jessica has problems fitting in, especially after she befriends a beautiful trophy wife the roller blade moms don't like. Meanwhile, Eddie schemes to win the respect of the neighborhood kids, in the time-period premiere of ABC's new comedy series "Fresh Off the Boat," TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Nicole Wilder)A national multi-ethnic coalition denounced Deadline for its March 24 article on Hollywood diversity by editor Nellie Andreeva.

The article paints a picture of so-called “reverse discrimination” in an industry in which people of color — who make up nearly 40% of the U.S. population — have been vastly underrepresented and caricatured since its inception … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Business Standard: Indian American to Head US Civil Rights Division

posted by Randall

Vanita GuptaVanita Gupta has been named to head the US Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, reports the Business Standard.

President Obama is expected to nominate her for the permanent position of Assistant Attorney General this fall or winter.

“Even as she has done trailblazing work as a civil rights lawyer, Vanita is also known as … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Filmmaker To Direct First Film Since Vincent Who?

posted by Randall

Scene from TestedTested is the story of the cultural importance of  education in the Asian American community and the desire of  other communities to get a bigger piece of the pie. The pie in this case is Stuyvesant, Bronx Science and Brooklyn Tech, three nationally ranked public high schools in New York City where African Americans and … Read more

Top Story

Arizona Daily Star:Judge Dismisses Challenge to Arizona Ban on Race & Sex-based Abortions

posted by Randall

court gavelA challenge from Asian American groups and others to an Arizona law making it a crime for a doctor to perform an abortion based on the race and sex of a child has been dismissed by a federal judge, reports the Arizona Daily Star.

The judge ruled the groups had no legal standing to … Read more


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